PROFIT/Chatelaine W100

The 2014 PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking will be announced here on September 18, 2014 at 9:00am EDT!

From the 2013 W100 Ranking:

Meet the best of the best!

Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs for 2013

The underdogs, grinders, comeback artists and trailblazers behind some of Canada’s thriving firms

Success Profiles:

Special Report: The 2013 Idea Exchange

Candid stories and advice from Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs and experts

The Time-Management Secrets of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneur

Kelsey Ramsden reveals the ruthless time-management regimen that enables her to never shortchange her work, her family or herself

Tips and Tactics:

3 Steps to Getting Your Company Back on Track

One W100 CEO admits to selling her car to make payroll. Her plan to overcome major financial and operational problems

The Best Business Ideas Could Come From Existing Clients

W100 CEO Shaemin Ukani says her biggest breakthrough ever came from asking what her company's existing customers really needed

Hard-Core Succession Planning

Many entrepreneurs don't want to think about their exit plan. Not Madeleine Paquin. This W100 CEO established a plan to line up top talent who will one day take over

Small Fish Dominates Big Pond

A small Canadian PR firm shows that SMEs can get big results for their clients

Buying Your Office Space? Get Help

Why one W100 CEO hired a specialist to help buy the office space she runs her small business out of

Turning One Major Client Into International Sales

Just because the folks at the Canadian branch love you doesn’t guarantee their counterparts elsewhere will, too. How one W100 CEO went the extra mile to win over U.S. clients

From the 2012 W100 Ranking

"The recognition I have received via the W100 has been overwhelming, both personally and professionally. The W100 ranking has helped to raise the profile of my company and broadened my network of business leaders, which has helped position the company for future growth opportunities."

Ellen Kral
Kenilworth Publishing & Media Inc.


Now in its 16th year, the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking and awards program is Canada's largest celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranks female entrepreneurs by a composite score that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage.

Winners are honoured in fall 2014 issues of Canadian Business and Chatelaine magazines, and year-round on They are also invited to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Idea Exchange, an exclusive networking and learning event.

Nominations are now open for the 2014 ranking.
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Earning a spot on the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking can bring firms valuable publicity, attract new customers and investors, increase employee engagement and boost sales to new customers. W100 companies receive coverage in both Canadian Business and Chatelaine magazines, marketing and PR collateral to leverage their W100 honours, and an invitation to the PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 Idea Exchange, the exclusive conference for the most successful women entrepreneurs in the country. Learn more >

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